A Porto city break: top things to do on a short trip
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A Porto city break: top things to do on a short trip

Famous for its port wines, Portugal’s second city has much more to offer visitors than a tasting session at one of its renowned port-wine lodges.  There are many things to do on a Porto city break. Boasting a UNESCO World Heritage centre, arresting views of the River Douro with its iconic suspension bridge, and a…

Short breaks to Marrakech: visiting the Bahia Palace

Short breaks to Marrakech: visiting the Bahia Palace

By Emma Marshall and Nick Warburton Morocco’s top tourist destination Marrakech offers a fascinating blend of the exotic and the strangely familiar. Perhaps this is why short breaks to Marrakech are so popular.  You wade through the souks, passing the traders beckoning you to purchase their beautifully designed local crafts. There are elaborate rugs, pots…

Day trips from Stuttgart, Germany: Tübingen
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Day trips from Stuttgart, Germany: Tübingen

By Emma Marshall and Nick Warburton This post contains affiliate links Stuttgart, the capital of Baden-Württemberg, may be one of Germany’s less heralded cities. But this doesn’t mean there’s a shortage of things to do over a long weekend. What’s more, if you wanted to extend your stay, there are some great day trips from Stuttgart…

Day trips from Tirana, Albania: Kruja
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Day trips from Tirana, Albania: Kruja

By Emma Marshall and Nick Warburton This post contains affiliate links Thanks to its political isolation for nearly half a century, Albania has, understandably, rarely figured as a destination of choice on the tourist trail. That’s a shame because the country will undoubtedly captivate you. We certainly found this on a short break to its…

How to experience Switzerland’s Zurich without leaving your home

How to experience Switzerland’s Zurich without leaving your home

By Emma Marshall People who know me know I love Zurich.  It’s one of my favourite cities (and  favourite countries).  As the largest city in Switzerland, it has so much to see and do: a chocolate box old town, a crystal clear river that runs through the historic centre and a glacial lake from which…

Inspirational ideas for short breaks: 6 places to go in Europe in autumn 2021

Inspirational ideas for short breaks: 6 places to go in Europe in autumn 2021

By Emma Marshall Times are tough at the moment.  We all need to stay safe and well and this means remaining at home. But if you’re like me and love travelling and seeing new places, this doesn’t mean you have to stop dreaming.  And it doesn’t mean you have to stop planning where you might go when…

Greek short breaks: What to do in Corfu Town

Greek short breaks: What to do in Corfu Town

By Emma Marshall You don’t traditionally associate Greece with short breaks. People, understandably, tend to book longer holidays. Ones where culture vultures can combine sightseeing with sunbathing on white sandy beaches, sail among the many islands, and try out the wonderful food.   I’ve done this myself and am well aware of why Greece is such…